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Compared to other kinds of cast iron, specifically grey iron, ductile iron castings are much less brittle and are more resistant to impact and fracturing. This difference is attributed to the differing structure within the iron. Read More…

Ductile Iron Casting Ductile iron, a synthetic metal material that was invented in the middle of the twentieth century, is one type of iron used to make cast iron parts and products.
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Terre Haute, IN  |  800-467-6252

Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc. has been a designer and manufacturer of aluminum and iron castings since 1919. Industries served include the sporting goods, medical devices, industrial machinery, HVAC, automotive, electrical lighting, appliance, and construction industries. Other services include forgings, stampings, custom machined components, and others.

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Modern Aluminum Castings Co., Inc. $$$

Webster, SD  |  605-345-3349

Since 1977, Dakota Foundry has been a leader in the grey iron castings industry. Our expert team of leaders all have 25-30 years of experience and are ready to use their knowledge to help customers with their needs. Customers of Dakota Foundry can expect high-quality products and excellent service.

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Dakota Foundry $$$

Richmond, VA  |  804-233-9674

OK Foundry offers highly flexible gray and ductile iron castings. Family owned since 1912, we ensure tightly controlled metallurgy for production, prototype & one-of-a-kind engineering & architectural castings up to 700 lbs. Whether you need a handful of castings or regular shipments of large quantities, we offer shorter lead times & cheaper tooling. Your domestic partner for gray or ductile iron parts.

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O.K. Foundry Company, Inc. $$$

Diamond Bar, CA  |  877-484-6776

Impro Industries is globally recognized as a leading provider of high-precision, high-complexity, and mission-critical casting and machined components. Industries served include automotive, aerospace, medical, and many mor. Our team is dedicated to the quality of our every project, ensuring the highest customer satisfaction. Contact us today to learn more about our grey iron casting capabilities.

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Impro Industries USA, Inc. $$$

Hanover, PA  |  717-632-4165

As a leading manufacturer of grey and ductile iron castings, Penn-Mar Castings has lead times as low as three weeks and the ability to pour castings ranging from 150 to 3,000 pounds. Our foundry uses a no-bake method to produce both complex cores as well as simple shapes. By determining the lowest scrap rate and reducing machining time, we offer long-term savings without compromising quality.

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Penn-Mar Castings, Inc. $$$

Maumee, OH  |  844-722-7846

For over 60 years, Carson Castings has been a leading manufacturer of grey iron castings. Through the years, we have built many relationships with our customers because they know we are reliable and responsive while creating high-quality products. Contact us today or visit our website for more information!

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Carson Castings $$$
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Both ductile iron and grey iron contain graphite, but the graphite takes on very different shapes in these two materials. In grey iron, the graphite takes on sharp flake shapes which create points of high stress within the metal, making the material brittle and easily fractured. The graphite in ductile iron, however, takes on a spherical or nodular shape, which greatly improves the ductility of the material.

The name ductile iron is actually a very broad term for many different kinds of ductile iron materials. This kind of iron comes in many varieties which are distinguished based on their individual constituents. Many different elements can be added to the iron composition to enhance or alter its properties. For example, magnesium is commonly used as the “nodulizing element,” but other elements like tellurium, cerium, and yttrium can also be used for this same purpose.

Additionally, other elements, such as copper, nickel, tin and chromium, can be used to enhance other properties like tensile strength and corrosion resistance. Therefore, ductile iron can be made with very different compositions.

Due to its enhanced durability, ductile iron is used in many different industries for all kinds of applications. Ductile iron is especially useful in applications which require greater strength than that provided by aluminum but do not require steel.

Thus the automotive, agricultural, oil and manufacturing industries gain great advantages from this material. The majority of ductile iron production is dedicated to creating pipes for water and sewer applications.

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